What the heck is up at MSNBC?

Chris Matthews used to be great.  He used to be kind and humble, at least for someone who’s been around the political block as much as he has.

Not anymore.  Ego reigns on all fronts over at MSNBC.  If you don’t agree with Matthews you are cut off, eyes are rolling or you’re laughed at and belittled.  Matthews crossed the line several times, with more seasoned veterans like Brokaw and the late Russert trying to reign it all in.  Olbermann joined in, as did Scarborough.  While they didn’t always agree, egos reigned and flared.

Now it seems like a free-for-all.  Its a huge ratings time during the convention, and all three spend much of their air time sniping at each other or their guests.  Its not pretty.

See this montage from YouTube for clips:

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Here’s a bit from the Daily Show, pretty funny!

And this article from the Wall Street Journal.